The Robes is one of Vatanajyankur's gentler works, yet the intensity of the work's affect is not dampened. The sensation extends to the heavy feeling on the chest as she bares the weight of her body on such a thin line. Her feet are the site of tension as her toes hold on tightly to the rope. Intermittently, this feeling is disrupted as her grip loosens and she falls, disappearing into the pile of cloth below. This cloth ensures a soft landing, which takes emphasis away from the potential pain of impact, leaving the viewer to oscillate between feelings of tension and release.
The Robes is in the Collection of Singapore Art Museum